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We are hiring for Summer 2024!

Summertime Rentals and South Arm Marina

is seeking 

(2) Marina & Watersports Specialist(s)

(1) Marina Office Assistant

About Summertime Rentals and the South Arm Marina

We are a very busy watersports rental business and small marina located on Lake Charlevoix’s beautiful South Arm.  We have been in operation as a rental business since 2003 and expanded into our new South Arm Marina facility as of 2021.  Our focus has always been about boating and watersports!  We operate with a crew of about 15 people and while it can get very busy at times, there’s nothing like working on the water and being surrounded by the boating/watersports atmosphere of Lake Charlevoix.  

Awesome summer job for watersports, boating, and marina enthusiasts!



General Job Details/Requirements: 

  • Positive attitude, very detail oriented, creative thinking – can do attitude.

  • Enjoys watersports, boating, and spending the summer outdoors.

  • This position has a lot of variety in scope of work (not dull) and great for someone that enjoy boats, watersports, the marina environment, and being active.

  • Self-motivated (doesn’t like sitting around) - Ability to see what needs to be done on your own with little supervision once trained.

  • Enjoys working with people and providing great customer service – you'll get to meet all sorts of cool people from all over.

  • Ability to become comfortable providing thorough and detailed instruction of equipment (boats, jetskis, kayaks, paddle boards, tubes, waterskis, etc) in front of groups.

  • Must be or become very comfortable operating, maneuvering, and docking boats and Waverunners.

  • Vacuums, cleans, and details boats.

  • General yardwork/gardening – mowing, weeding, watering

  • Retail sales of watersports and boating equipment and accessories.

  • Gas Dock & Dock Hand - fueling boats, assisting customers.

  • Delivery of paddleboards, water trampolines, kayaks, and more.

  • Not afraid to swim, get wet, and install water trampolines, floats, etc.

  • Good driving record and must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Must possess or willing to acquire Michigan Boater’s Safety Certificate.  Classes are available with local sheriff’s department or can be done online.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and doesn’t mind some occasional physically strenuous activity.

  • Comfortable connecting, trailering, and launching boats is a plus but not required.

  • Other duties not listed but these are the basics. We like to utilize people's strengths and partake in the various aspects they enjoy.

  • Company logo shirts provided.  Usual apparel is T-shirt, shorts and sandals/watershoes/tennis shoes.  We work outside!

  • We have fun too!  We swim and jump in the water during breaks and to cool off. Yes, we have a giant water trampoline out front for fun!


Position requires someone who enjoys being active.   Schedule is based on customer demand but it is very busy from mid June through August.  We are open approximately Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend with rentals and May through Sept/October with other marine activities.  Some seasonal flexibility for school schedule.  


Ideal candidates would be able to work multiple summers with potential for growth in pay and responsibility.  The position offers good pay, overtime, nice tips, and an end of season bonus.  We offer a 3% company retirement SIMPLE IRA matching through Vanguard after the first year of employment.  It’s a great seasonal job with much of our staff coming back year after year!  


TO APPLY: Please email a resume, any references, and a brief description about yourself and how this position is a good fit for you to:  Please put "Summer Employment 2024" in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  We will contact you within a week of your application.

Thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you!


Great position for someone that likes a variety of work in a fun environment!



We are seeking a Marina Office Assistant for the start of the 2024 season and beyond.  An ideal candidate enjoys the marina atmosphere, is self-motivated, enthusiastic, likes wearing many different hats, learning new things, and will grow as our businesses and your skillsets grow.  This position will work in mostly the office, retail shop, and gas dock but will include many other marina related tasks as needed.  This is currently a full-time seasonal position through approximately November 1st with the possibility of some part time flexible schedule work in the off season.  


Marina Office Assistant basic job description

The Marina Office Assistant is the frontline voice and contact for all marina and rental operations.  The Marina Office Assistant is responsible for answering phones, taking rental reservations and inquiries, assisting marina service, storage, retail, and valet customers, and many other marina office related duties as needed.  These duties will include basic office organization, general billing and accounting tasks, maintaining gas dock fuel system log and fuel ordering, cash handling and end of day totals.  This is a position that wears many hats and requires a fun, self-motivated person with great attention to detail and follow through.  

Marina Office Assistant Details

Office/Administrative/Clerical – (Approx 60% of duties)

  • General office duties including invoicing, billing, daily sales, payment processing, and categorizing receipts.  Good Quickbooks and general accounting knowledge a huge plus!  

  • Utilize Microsoft Office and various Google products to create and maintain documents, spreadsheets and more.

  • Answering phones – The Marina Office Assistant is the first and primary voice and point of contact for all incoming calls and during our busy season we receive a lot of calls!  Must be able to think quickly, direct/answer as needed, and in a fun/friendly manner. 

  • Rental Reservations/bookings – utilize our reservation system for online and phone call reservations.

  • Assist the owner as needed with various office duties, general marketing tasks, and all that entails running a small marina and watersports business.

Service Writeup & Billing​ (Approx 10% of duties)

  • The Marina Office Assistant is will perform service customer meet and greet, service write up, and communicate and coordinate with the mechanic.  

Gas Dock - Fuel system management​ (Approx 10% of duties)

  • Manages the day-to-day fuel totals and general oversight of the marina fuel tank system (aka the Gas Dock).

  • Orders and pumps fuel as needed.

Management (Approx 10% of duties)

  • Will oversee much of the daily shipstore and gas dock.  Will provide an assistance roll and very much work alongside the owners, Marina Operations Manager, Mechanic, and summer Marina & Watersports Specialists to ensure smooth operation and great customer service. We have a staff of approximately 15 and growing.

Detailing/Cleaning/General Labor​ (Approx 10% of duties)

  • Cleaning/washing/detailing of storage customer boats mostly in the pre and post boating season.  

  • Helps maintain marina grounds - may include gardening, building cleaning, etc as needed


General Season/Schedule Overview:  

Our season is approximately May 1st through November 1st but may extend and vary based on weather and needs.  May 1st through mid-June we are busy preparing our storage customer boats ready for the summer as well as setting up for the rental/boating season.  The rental boat season is extremely busy from approximately mid to late June through late August.  At that time, the rental season slows down and we ramp up for the boat storage/service and marina “pack-up” season from approximately early September through October into early November.  From approximately Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend we are open 7 days a week 8:30/9am-6:30/7pm.  Candidate should expect to work 5 to 6 days a week during this “peak” time. Outside of these dates we operate mostly on a Monday through Friday 9am-5pm schedule.  



It is very important to us that we get the best person for the job and so there is some flexibility for the right candidate depending on their circumstance, needs, and desires.  Qualities a candidate must possess: attention to detail and follow through, excellent phone skills, excellent organization, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment, great customer service skills, basic computer skills, and basic office skills.  Immensely helpful but not required skills/knowledge: Quickbooks, knowledge of boating and the Lake Charlevoix area.  There will be a a lot of training that goes into this position. The position will grow in both pay and responsibility for the right individual.



Hourly starting base pay is $18-19 per hour plus bonuses, plenty of busy season overtime if desired, 1-week paid vacation/sick time, and tips.  We offer a 3% company match SIMPLE IRA after year 1.  

TO APPLY: Please email a resume, any references, and a brief description about yourself and how this position is a good fit for you to:  Please put "Summer Employment 2024" in the subject line.  No phone calls please.  We will contact you within a week of your application.

Thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you!

Want to work on the water in a fun environment?

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